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UN celebrates 2nd International Day of Yoga

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By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, June 22 2016 – The International Day of Yoga is a new event in the UN calendar. On June 21 it was celebrated at UN Headquarters for the second time. Yoga, an ancient Indian practice for both mind and body, has gained new popularity over the past few years and is practiced all around the world. “Yoga balances body and soul, physical health and mental well-being. It promotes harmony among people and between ourselves and the natural world,“ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga. This year’s [Read More]

First International Yoga Day

Jun 22, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, June 21 2015 –  The International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the World today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the UN. On the Photo: SG Ban Ki Moon and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire I am delighted to welcome all of you here today. Welcome also to those joining our celebration over in Times Square, in India and across the world via webcast — and to those watching live [Read More]

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